Clemency Burton- Hill- “We Meet on the Steps of a Story”

Clemency Burton- Hill- “We Meet on the Steps of a Story”

It seemed fitting that Peter Florence should introduce Jeanette Winterson on Monday with the lines: ‘she wrote a novel that will be read in 500 years time in any format you choose.’ Much of the chat at Hay this year…

Richard Holloway on his Hay 25 experience

Richard Holloway on his Hay 25 experience

I left a sun-struck Scotland on Saturday afternoon June 2 in my car and reached a rain-soaked Hay on Wye early that evening, but having dinner with Harry Belafonte and seeing a bit of his wonderful documentary chased away the blues.  Then…

Jon Gower- A Boundlessly Engaging Conversation

Jon Gower- A Boundlessly Engaging Conversation

It’s almost one of those laws of thermodynamics, or something equally precise.  The best conversations at Hay are often the most unexpected, and wondrously interconnected. So my first session at this Jubilee Hay – interviewing Carlos Gamerro  about his brilliant, complex and…

Lisa Dwan on Hay 25

Lisa Dwan on Hay 25

On Monday I attended a brilliant talk with Stephen Fry and Dr. Kay Redfield Jamieson the American clinical psychologist and writer whose work has centered on bipolar disorder which she has suffered from since her early adulthood. Candid and charming…